The Machines Are Our Friends

June 22, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

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Chill, wrote Cracked. Machines aren’t going to put us all out of work:

  • Automation has a tendency to create jobs rather than eliminate them (as we’ve covered before). After machines helped make clothing cheaper people started to buy more clothes, boosting employment.
  • Machines allow people to take more satisfying, creativity oriented jobs. The entertainment industry, for example, is booming, with a golden age of TV providing employment for many.
  • Technological progress is traditionally particularly good for women: they drove adoption of new textile technologies, and are typically better at the soft skills necessary in the increasing number of service sector jobs.

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